Contact us

For more information on Victoria Hall Volunteers, please call Janette Johnston at 905-373-1432 or


Schedule of Victoria Hall Volunteers meetings and events in 2017:

Mon. Jan 23 Annual General Meeting
Mon. Feb 27 General Meeting
Mon. Mar 27 General Meeting
Mon. Apr 24 General Meeting
Sat. May 6 "150 Years of Fashion"
Mon. May 29 General Meeting
Mon. Jun 19 "Summer Social"
Mon. Sept 25 General Meeting
Mon. Oct 23 General Meeting
Mon. Nov 27 "Christmas Social"
Fri. Dec 15 "An Early Canadian Christmas"

All meetings begin at 7.30 pm with refreshments beforehand in the Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall,

Please see Recent Events or News for more information.

Who we are

Victoria Hall in Cobourg was threatened with demolition in 1971. Fortunately, a small group of determined citizens formed The Society for the Restoration of Victoria Hall to save the building and to champion a major restoration completed in 1983. Victoria Hall is recognized as a National Historic Site.

Victoria Hall Volunteers are successors to that original group. We are a registered charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the heritage and historical aspects of Victoria Hall. We achieve this mandate through advocacy, activities, tours, education and fundraising events.

We are a group of women who meet at 7:00 pm. on the fourth Monday of each month in the Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall. We welcome new members.

For more information on the history of Victoria Hall, visit: Ontario Heritage Trust

What we do

Victoria Hall Volunteers host tours, wine tastings, shows, speakers, dinners and other activities which are fun to plan and form the basis of our fundraising. Each event is created and produced by Victoria Hall Volunteers, often with the help of partners in the community. Our events have the reputation of being exceptional and enjoyable for guests and volunteers alike. We participate in public events such as Ontario Doors Open. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the official opening of Victoria Hall, the Victoria Hall Volunteers hosted a Grand Ball in May, 2010.

With the funds we raise, we have been able to contribute substantially to the restoration of Victoria Hall’s Clock Tower. For the Concert Hall our gifts include two superb pianos, electronic blinds for the 22 windows, concert seating and banquet chairs. A new floor and lighting system in the Art Gallery of Northumberland, located on the third floor, have improved the visitor experience. These are a few examples of our contributions. In all, Victoria Hall Volunteers have raised more than $350,000.


President Janette Johnston
Past President Patricia Commins
Vice President Fran Richardson
Recording Secretary Barbara Tait
Corresponding Secretary Ruth Easton
Treasurer Marlynne Warling

Standing Committee Chairs

Telephone Sue Vivian
Membership Jacqueline Christie
Social Convenor Leona Woods
Nominating Patricia Commins
Souvenirs Paula Glaser
Social Correspondent Ethelwyn Rempel
Historian Anne Wilson
Technical Librarian Trisha Essery